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14 Cartoons That Got Way Deeper Than You Were Expecting

Who the hell said cartoons are just for kids?

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1. "Mother's Day" on Rugrats

When you cry: When Chaz tells Chuckie about Melinda Finster and reads the last entry in her diary, which was a poem about Chuckie.Type of cry: The happy cry.
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When you cry: When Chaz tells Chuckie about Melinda Finster and reads the last entry in her diary, which was a poem about Chuckie.

Type of cry: The happy cry.

2. "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish" on The Simpsons

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When you cry: When Homer finishes cuddling with Marge, kisses all the kids good night, and sits on a chair in the living room to die.

Type of cry: The "I still love you" cry.

3. "Remembrance of Courage Past" on Courage the Cowardly Dog

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When you cry: When you see Courage's parents getting taken away by that punk-ass doctor when he was a puppy.

Type of cry: The "WTF this is awful" cry.

4. "Forget Me Not" on The Wild Thornberrys

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When you cry: When Eliza tells Rebecca the Elephant "...you might not be able to back up" and she responds, "That's the idea."

Type of cry: The "Holy shit am I grieving right now?" cry.

5. "Helga on the Couch" on Hey Arnold!

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When you cry: When Arnold compliments Helga after all the bullshit she dealt with from her family prior to meeting him.

Type of cry: The "I understand everything now!" cry.

6. "Why, Charlie Brown, Why?" on Peanuts

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When you cry: When Linus snaps on the bully making fun of Janice's baldness, which was a result of chemotherapy.

Type of cry: The angry cry.

7. "I Remember You" on Adventure Time

When you cry: When the Ice King is completely oblivious to the fact that he looked out for Marceline when she was a little kid while they're singing together.Type of cry: The single-tear cry.
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When you cry: When the Ice King is completely oblivious to the fact that he looked out for Marceline when she was a little kid while they're singing together.

Type of cry: The single-tear cry.

8. "Fish Out of Water" on BoJack Horseman

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When you cry: When you see BoJack actually sad to leave the baby he initially tried to get rid of.

Type of cry: The pity cry.

9. "Snow Way Out" on Pokémon

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When you cry: When Ash's Pokémon decide to not go back in the Poké Ball to keep Ash warm.

Type of cry: The "I can't deal with how touching this is" cry.

10. "Have You Seen This Snail?" on SpongeBob SquarePants

When you cry: When you hear the "Gary Come Home" song.Type of cry: The "SpongeBob" cry.
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When you cry: When you hear the "Gary Come Home" song.

Type of cry: The "SpongeBob" cry.

11. "Heart of Ice" on Batman: The Animated Series

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When you cry: When Mr. Freeze is in jail crying to a doll-sized replica of his wife in a snow globe after understanding why he became a villain.

Type of cry: The "Why TF am I crying?" cry.

12. "Mindful Education" on Steven Universe

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When you cry: When Stevonnie gets overwhelmed after seeing Bismuth, Jasper, Eyeball, and Rose Quartz.

Type of cry: The "I can't deal with this shit" cry.

13. "The Tale of Iroh" on Avatar: The Last Airbender

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When you cry: Right after Iroh sings "Leaves From the Vine" mourning Lu Ten's death, and you see that the episode was dedicated to Mako Iwamatsu (the voice actor who played Iroh).

Type of cry: The "grab my pillow and cry" cry.

14. "Jurassic Bark" on Futurama

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When you cry: When Seymour dies after waiting 12 years for Fry outside of Panucci's Pizza.

Type of cry: The "I'm completely losing my shit, snot-bubble, rapid-breathing" cry.

CORRECTION

A previous version of this post misstated the name of the Futurama episode “Jurassic Bark.”

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